articles 1940-70

This is a growing list of original vintage published articles written about the work of Ray and Charles Eames. Many of these early articles are obscure and help to document the details of the Eames' work. For research purposes, all vintage articles are presented with the original issue cover, complete text, and the original illustrations.
--Steven Cabella


"Versatile mix-or-match Modern"
House & Garden
October 1941


cover photo: A Modern Living Room on Long Island, N.Y.
by Nyholm



"Organic Design" by Geoffrey Baker
Magazine of Art
November 1941


cover design: Virgin and St. John. Detail.
by Roger van der Weyden



Shock-Proof Furniture: Eames' molded plywood models are equipped with new rubber joints
Forum: The Architectural Magazine of Building
April, 1946



"Charles Eames' Forward-Looking Furniture"
Magazine of Art
May 1946


cover design: Photograph of a radio tower. View looking up into the mast from the inside, illustrating Serge Chermayeff's thesis, "Structure and the Esthetic Experience."


Museum of Modern Art:Department of Industrial Design, 1946



"The Shape of Things: Modern Furniture"
Consumer Reports
September 1947



"Showroom: Los Angles, California"

Progressive Architecture
August 1950



"A Designer's Home of His Own: Charles Eames builds a house of steel and glass"

Life Magazine
September 1950



"Life in a Chinese Kite" and
"Steel Shelf with a View"

Architectural Forum: The Magazine of Building
September 1950


cover photo: Charles Eames House
by Julius Shulman




Everyday Art Quarterly
--a guide to well-designed products
Winter 1950-51



"Modern Tempered to Taste"
Living: for Young Homemakers
May 1951



"Design, Designer and Industry"
Magazine of Art
December 1951


cover design: Illustration for Henri de Montherlant's Pasiphae--Chant de Minos
by Henri Matisse




"Newest Toys for Children"

Better Living
October 1953


cover: photo of a child playing with the House of Cards

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"A Twirling Toy Run by the Sun"

Life Magazine
March 1958



"Cover Story: Solar Powered Display"

Radio & TV News


cover design: Photograph of Eames' Solar Toy
by the Aluminum Company of America



"A Science Film by Charles Eames"

Arts & Architecture
July 1962



"Museum of Modern Art Organic Design Competition"


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